Category Archives: politics

Nursing = Ick, Gymnurstics, and Other Reasons Why I Love Nursing a Two-Year-Old

my [really late] post to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week 2015 Last fall, as Mark was learning how to talk, one of his first words was, “Ick.” He would point at my chest, say, “Ick”, and then lean over as if … Continue reading

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Nursing – The Perfect Travel Food

to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week 2013 at a park in Arlington, VA, 8/4/2013 Traveling with a baby can be stressful.  Routines are disrupted and environments are unfamiliar.  We recently spend two weeks in Montana, a trip that involved a long … Continue reading

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All My Political Posts, Conveniently Collected in One Place, on Election Day

This has been a difficult political/election season for me, as I think it has been for many people.  I even woke up up tears early one morning a few weeks ago because it seems as if there is no civil … Continue reading

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Why I’m Glad It’s Election Day

1.  Baba is home! I promise we put socks and a sweatshirt on her this morning.  However, let’s just remember that now, she’s two.  One of her favorite words is, “Off!” and she insisted on wearing that shirt, rather than … Continue reading

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Nursing as Comfort Food

to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week While we were in Alaska, I was most grateful for the nursing relationship that Ellie and I have.  Nursing allowed both of us to feel comforted, connected, safe, and at home, regardless of where we … Continue reading

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I am not celebrating

I actually typed this post this morning.   I primarily held off hitting “publish” because I was struggling with how to also express my regrets that bin Laden had died without (as far as we know) being exposed to the gospel … Continue reading

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A little Alaska humor for you

So I know that many of you, my dear readers, also read my sister-in-law, Meggan’s blog, but in case you don’t, I thought I’d share this with you.  I got SO many questions about my Alaska connections during the election … Continue reading

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